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Panampilly Memorial Government College


Panampilly Memorial Government College, ideally situated on the banks of Chalakudy river, en route to Athirappilly and Vazhachal waterfalls, lies nestled in simple pride enjoying the rich abundance of nature’s splendour. Far away from the madding crowd, the cool breeze that comes with a touch of warmth and purity gently rouses dedicated effort and focused attention. The college stands on 25 acres of virgin land – 15 acres for the main campus, 5 acres for accommodation facilities, and 5 acres for sports and games. It proudly allows 5 cents of land of working space to every student which is a rare luxury.

The College

Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy, established in 1975, is wholly owned and managed by the Government of Kerala. It offers Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes in four branches of learning such as Commerce, Economics, Mathematics and Politics. The college and its academic programmes are affiliated to the University of Calicut. The college is also recognized by the University Grants Commission, and included in 2(f) and 12(B). It is accredited by NAAC, Bangalore at ‘B’ Grade on four point scale.

Two main academic blocks, an auditorium, a library and a canteen on the main campus offer a lot of state-of-the-art facilities for research oriented learning. A richly stacked library, computer and language labs, inflibnet, high speed internet, and Satellite Interactive Terminal are among the numerous modern facilities available at the college.

The academic odyssey of the students does not end with university examinations. The years that have gone by bear testimony to the cultural caliber of the students of the college. The venues of university youth festivals often reverberate with the name of ‘Panampilly’. The activities of our students are not restricted to the four walls of the classrooms. With utmost care, they gently nurture a herbal garden. They go out into the village around and engage themselves in out-reach programmes by facilitating the much-needed succor to the needy and the poor.

Teachers are an excellent lot, ready to work day in and day out. Many of them are actively engaged in the production of new knowledge. The college is proud of the many publications by its faculties. A good number of teachers are on the university’s academic bodies, ensuring a strong and healthy rapport with the university. In this way, the college is also able to play a major role in the quality enhancement aspect of the university in general, and the college in particular.

The college also maintains good relationships with the Member of Parliament, MLA, the Municipal Chairman and the ward councilors. A few of our departments have strong linkage with industry. The alumni of the college are everywhere in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, America and Australia. Many of them are pursuing higher learning in centres of excellence at the national level.


27 June 1975  Affiliation as Junior College granted by University of Calicut
04 July 1975  The college came into being vide a Government Order (GO)
07 July 1975  College started functioning at the Basic Training School, Chalakudy with two batches of Pre Degree, a batch each of Groups III & IV (Group III Indian History, World History & Economics/ Group IV Book Keeping, Accountancy, Math)
01 Nov 1975  Government Order obtained naming the college as Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy
26 Jan 1976  College formally inaugurated by Sri C Achutha Menon, Hon. Chief Minister/doc. of 25 acres of land handed over to Sri Chakkeeri Ahammed Kutty, Minister for Education
1979  BCom started
1985  BA Economics started
22 Nov 1986  College shifted to new campus; new building inauguration by Sri K Karunakaran, Hon, Chief Minister, and Sri TM Jacob Hon. Minister for Education in the Chair.
1998  BSc Mathematics started
1999  MA Economics, BA Political Science started
2000 – 01  Silver Jubilee Celebrations
17 Dec 2001  Auditorium inaugurated by Sri K Karunakaran, MP (@Rs.10  lakh funded by Sri K. Karunakaran from his MP-LADS)
31 Dec 2002  Library Block inaugurated by Sri VS Achuthanandan, Opposition Leader in the presence of Sri CO Poulose Master, MP (@Rs.10 lakh funded by Sri Poulose Master from his MP-LADS)
05 Dec 2003  Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of the UGC Act 1956 the college included in the list of colleges eligible to receive Central assistance; starts receiving central assistance
2006  PG Programme MCom started
23 Feb 2006  New Block & MCom inaugurated by Prof Savithri Lakshmanan, MLA
11 Jan 2007  Canteen inaugurated by Sri BD Devassy, MLA (jointly funded by UGC Plan X -Rs.138720 & Prof Savithri Lakshmanan, MLA by MLA-SDF 2005-06 – Rs.125000; Total outlay Rs.263720)
2007  Language Lab installed
2008  Front Wall & Gate funded by Sri BD Devassy, MLA @ Rs.10 lakh MLA-SDF 2007
2008  IQAC was constituted
2008  UGC sponsored programmes such as Entry into Service/NET, SET Coaching/Equal Opportunity Cente/Remedial Coaching launched
08 Mar 2009  NAAC accreditation of the college at ‘B’ Grade (valid until 07 March 2014)
2009-2010  new Basket Ball court got constructed by Sri BD Devassy MLA with state government fund
2011  Women’s Hostel funded by UGC-Plan X (2007-12) came into being
2011-12  Add-on course in Communication Skills in English started
June 2012  PG Programmes MSc Mathematics,&  MA Political Science started
2012  work started on playground, indoor stadium & outdoor stadium @ Rs.3 crore funded by Sri BD Devassy MLA from the Treasury Deposit Scheme introduced by Kerala State Govt 2011-12 – ceremony at college was attended by Sri K B Ganeshkumar, Minister for Sports, Sri KP Dhanapalan, MP, and Sri BD Devassy, MLA.
June 2012  Quality Enhancement Programmes launched by Government of Kerala                1) Scholar Support Programme (SSP), 2) Walk with a Scholar (WWS), 3) Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP)
2012  Principal’s Quarters, Faculty Quarters, Staff Quarters – Kerala Government’s administrative sanction received for construction
2012  UGC Plan XII takes off – UGC programmes such as Entry into Service/NET, SET Coaching/Equal Opportunity Centre/Remedial Coaching re-launched
Jan 2013  New facilities installed1) LAN; 2) Air conditioning principal’s room; 3) Cabins for SS & HA in office; 4) Facelift and extension of laterals for the Auditorium; 5) Renovation of compound wall; 6) UGC Plan XII submitted; 7) Rs.155 lakh granted by state government for infrastructure maintenance; 8) Syndicate member elected from the college; 9) Two university topper awards; 10) Best NSS Programme Officer (PO) & Unit awards; 11) Good Service Entry to the Senior Superintendent; 12) PhD awarded to the principal; 13) New teaching posts for Political Science & Maths; 14) Newly designed website: www.pmgc.ac.in; 15) AISHE uploaded; 16) AQAR 2012-13 online submitted; 17) LOI submitted for NAAC Accreditation Cycle II
2014 1) NLIST e-journals launched; arrangements made for the common man to use the facility ; 2) Library full automation with KOHA; open source software training given to staff; 3) All-smart classroom project; 4) Playground, football ground, indoor stadium – completion of construction; 5) Rs100 lakh sanctioned by state government for quality improvement initiatives prior to NAAC accreditation – 75% of the fund being utilized for construction of new library building; 25% for quality improvement 6) Rs. 48,35,000 UGC General Development Assistance received – 50% being utilized for construction of new common facility for girls; 7) Collaboration with Apollo Tyres; 8) AISHE update uploaded; 9) AQAR submitted; 10) SSR for Accreditation-Cycle II submitted to NAAC I





Chalakudy is a small municipal town in the south of Thrissur District in central Kerala. It is geographically positioned at 22 km towards north from Kochi International Airport connected by the four-lane National Highway 47. It has a population of about 50,000, with an average literacy of more than 90%. It has two public funded institutions of higher education – Panampilly Memorial Government College and Sacred Heart College (for women), 7 km from each other. Widely known tourist destinations such as Athirappilly Waterfalls and Vazhachal Cascades are 30 km from here. Thrissur Vadakkunnathan Temple, the cradle of Thrissur Pooram, is only 30 kms away. Water theme parks such as Silver Storm and Dream World are closer. The landscape of the area commands a picturesque panoramic view. The terrain comprises a rich diversity of land types such as mountains, hills, forests, rivers, dams, reservoirs, canals, plains, and fields. Demographically too, Chalakudy is a good specimen of “god’s plenty” – every shade of the vast Hindu spectrum, adivasis, Christians and Muslims – all live in perfect harmony, a microcosm of the great Indian unity in diversity.



 Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy, was started in 1975. It marked the fulfillment of a long cherished aspiration of the people of this semi urban highland geographical entity. The college is situated at Potta, 6 km away from Chalakudy town. It is named after the late Panampilly Govinda Menon, an illustrious son of Kerala. Born in 1908, Panampilly (as he was dearly called) was a statesman and politician of subtle and mature judgment, a diplomat and orator. He had a glorious political career at the state and the national levels. As a tribute to his brilliant political career in the state, he became the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Travancore and Cochin. At the national level, Panampilly was a Minister of State for Food initially, and then he rose to become the Cabinet Minister for Law and Social Welfare in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet in 1967. He is also known to have been instrumental in the nationalization of banks.


The College Coat of Arms was approved by the Director of Collegiate Education vide letter No. F-13370/77/K. data:text/mce-internal,Dis., dated 26th March 1977.

The logo is circular in shape, with the name ‘Panampilly Memorial Govt. College, Chalakudy’ written in English in the outer circle. The inner circle depicts an open book on which is reflected a human head, which symbolizes a person acquiring knowledge.


The motto of the College “Sradhavan Labhate Gnanam” (श्रद्धावान् लभते ज्ञानम्) is written in Devanagiri script above the book in the inner circle. The verse, quoted from Bhagavad Gita: 4.39, may be translated as follows: “The one who is full of faith, who is devoted to it, and has subdued the senses, obtains Knowledge (i.e., the diligent acquires knowledge).”

Members of the Panampilly Govinda Menon Smaraka College Committee, 1975

Chief Patron: Sri. K.Karunakaran, Hon. Minister / President: Sri AC George, Hon. Minister / Patron: Sri PP George, MLA / Secretary: Janab CC Ismail

Vision & Mission

Envisages to provide quality higher education to all – an education that enables one to re-invent one’s own  inner self which leads ultimately to the development of our society with equity and social justice that is sustainable, and equitable


Focuses on the following key tasks: to impart multi-disciplinary higher education, delicately balancing the major skills such as intellectual, employment, social, and life skills; to equip the youth to transform themselves into responsible citizens with knowledge, wisdom, creativity, and social sensitivity; to empower the stakeholders to contribute towards the progress of the nation


University of Calicut
The college and all its Undergraduate and Post Graduate Programmes are affiliated to the University of Calicut in Kerala. Originally, the college had been granted affiliation as a Junior College by the University of  Calicut on June 27, 1975.






The college has been recognised by UGC, and included in the list of institutions eligible to receive Central assistance as per Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956 vide letter No. F.8-28/2002 (CPP-I) dated Dec 05, 2003 of the Under Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi-110002.

View UGC 2(f) & 12 (B) credential


PMGC Original Affiliation

NAAC accreditation

Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy has been assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore (an Autonomous Institute of the University Grants Commission) in March 2015 with CGPA of 2.66 on four point scale at ‘B’ Grade. The accreditation is valid upto March 02, 2020.

 Click here to see Peer Team Report 2015

NAAC Accreditation certificate-March 2015 – March 02 ,2020.


Our Previous NAAC Accreditation certificate -March 2009-2014




Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Panampilly Memorial Government College was established in 2008 in pursuance of the NAAC policy that every accredited institution should establish an IQAC. At PMGC, the IQAC takes care of the performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality upgradation of the college. The IQAC is also responsible for ensuring the post-accreditation quality sustenance of the institution. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC has become a part of the institution’s system. It works towards realising the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. It is engaged in the deliberate task of developing a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of the college.
The IQAC at PMGC also makes a significant and meaningful contribution in the postaccreditation phase. During the post-accreditation period of the college since March 2009, the IQAC has endeavoured to channelize the efforts and measures of the college towards academic excellence.

Coordinator   Prof C. R. Murukan Babu,Associate Professor & Head of Department of English, email: pmgciqac@gmail.com, Mobile: +91 94 95 22 43 89/ Office LL: 0480 2701636,

Composition of IQAC :
Chairman : Dr. C. C. Babu (Vice Principal and Principal in Charge)
Coordinator : Dr. N.A Jojomon (Dept. of Commerce)
Senior Teachers : Prof. K. Renuka (Dept. of Mathematics)
: Dr. B. Parvathy (Dept. of Malayalam)
: Dr. C.C Babu (Dept. of Economics)
: Dr. N.A Jojomon (Dept. of Commerce)
: Dr. Dimpi V. Divakaran (Political Science)
: Dr. Leena Samuel (Dept. of Hindi)
: Dr. Biju Lona (Dept. of Physical Education)
: Prof. M.A.Ullas, Dept of Economics
: Prof. Sajeev Krishnan, Dept of Computer Science

Administrative Officers : Senior Superitendent
: Head Accountant
Management : M. Nandakumar, IAS,
Director of Collegiate Education
Members from Local Society/
Students and Alumni : B.D Devassy, MLA, Chalakudy
: Pailappan, Chairman, Chalakudy Municipality
: Satheesan N.R, PTA Vice-President
: Pavithra.D.P ,Chairman College Union,
: Advocate Saji Raphael,Ex member,Alumni Association

Stakeholders : A.S Girish, Head, HR & Admn., MD, Apollo Tyres, Kerala


1. Located on the Chalakudy River, downstream Athirappilly waterfalls
2. Ragging free campus
3. Transparent admission process ensures government reservation norms
4. Empowered women, SC & ST
5. Choice based credit semester system (CCSS) and Grading
6. Interdisciplinary curricula & programme initiatives
7. Well documented student profiles
8. Tutorials, seminars, workshops, invited lectures
9. Visit of nationally & internationally renowned scholars
10. Consistent good results, top grades and ranks; NET & JRF credits
11. Smart classrooms
12. Placement initiatives
13. Free high-speed Internet connectivity
14. Computer lab and INFLIBNET
15. Language Lab
16. Satellite Interactive Terminal (SIT)
17. State-of-the-art Seminar Hall and Auditorium
18. UGC’s flagship coaching programmes
19. Multi-skill development programmes by state government
20. Well stacked library
21. E-journals from NLIST; access given to research-oriented general public
22. Magazines, wall magazines & manuscript magazines for creative expressions
23. Vibrant clubs
24. Indoor Stadium, Basketball court, and football ground
25. Achievements in sports & games
26. Outreach programes in neighbourhood
27. Extensive activities by NSS, university level best PO & best unit awards
28. GREEN AUDIT; solid waste management
29. Organic farming; luscious bio –diversity-rich campus
30. Democratically elected students’ union
31. Crowning efforts in cultural fete
32. Subsidised canteen services for students
33. Well maintained women’s hostel
34. Parent Teacher Association
35. Community-institution integration
36. Supportive Alumni
37. University Syndicate member on faculty
38. Members of faculty serving as Chair/Member of BoS/Faculty Member
39. Teachers on assignments of other universities and PSC
40. Teachers associated with Higher Education Council
41. Examination Control Room; IQAC
42. Teacher Publications
43. Collaboration with industry & HEIs
44. College research journal with ISSN
45. Research centre initiatives; strong line-up of PhDs in each department
46. Good Service Entry to Senior Superintendent
47. Staff Club
48. New development initiatives with the patronage of UGC and state government
49. Quarters for Principal, teacher and staff
50. Rapport with MLA, MP, Local Self Government
Development initiatives at the college have been at a much faster pace in the post
accreditation era. There has been remarkable improvement in every aspect which has
helped the institution to stand on terra firma with its head raised high among the HEIs in
1. Quality of educational services offered by the institution has improved. New
programmes are being added. The departmental activities have been brought under
a transparent system which is being updated and perfected by every passing day.
The atmosphere is filled the buzz of workshops, seminars, invited lectures, and
visit of international and national level experts.
2. Drop-out rate is minimal, and the performance of the students in the exams is
commendable. A fairly good number of students clear NET and JRF consistently.
Graduates of the college are selected by centres of excellence such as IIT Mumbai.
3. Skill development programmes are pursued with dedication. Initiatives such as
Coaching for entry into service, and Remedial classes are integral part of the
4. Placement services are embedded. Plans are afoot to make serious interventions in
this area.
5. The quality of dissemination of knowledge has improved a lot. The college is good
example of a perfect mix of experience and energy, a brilliant spectrum of old age
and youthfulness. More than 30% of the teachers are PhD holders. Many more are
pursuing part time research. A large number of teachers are busy with UGC-MRPs.
Sufficient teaching posts have been created and postings made. The number of
guest lecturers is negligibly low.
6. Infrastructure facilities are well developed. Assistance flows in from sources such
as MLA, state government, and UGC. New books were purchased, e-journals made
available, automation installed, Internet came with lightning speed, laptops and
PCs queued up, smart boards flashed on walls, and seminar hall and auditorium
worked miracles. The image of the college is undergoing a sea change with
reflecting floors and new shades on walls.
7. Cultural activities have scaled new heights at the zonal, inter-zonal and south zone
levels. Laurels keep flowing in. There is an upsurge of vigour and enthusiasm, all
this owing to the well designed master plan charted out with the active
involvement of students, teachers, staff, parents and the community. A system is in
place, and the graph-line of cultural awakening keeps soaring.
8. Extension activities are taken up at departmental level. Training in language skills
are given to the socially disadvantaged groups. Tie-ups are established with LSGs
and community linkages formed. NSS concentrates on agriculture, new farming
methods, housing schemes for the homeless, empowerment of the marginalised,
community services, palliative care, blood bank, human rights and other issues.
Hence the best NSS Unit and PO.
9. Organic farming, green campus, herbal garden, natural virgin coppice, no-plastic,
renewable energy, waste disposal, campus beautification – a classic example of the
other side of an HEI.
10. Development of advanced level sports infrastructure has redrawn the contours of
the institution. The basketball court on the campus has hosted zonal tournaments.
The five-acre virgin terrain in front of the college has transformed into a modern
sports facility with a football ground, and the basic physical infrastructure for an
indoor stadium conforming to international standards, thanks to the efforts of Sri
BD Devassy MLA who harnessed Rs.3.5 crore from the state government for the
11. Women’s hostel and staff quarters are attractions to students as well as principals,
teachers and other staff hailing from far off places.
12. An elected Syndicate member from the college, members of Boards of Studies and
Faculties, director of the university cooperative society, Board members of panels
of QP setters of other universities and PSC, Good Service Entry for Senior
Superintendent – these are some of the things that have placed the institution at a
prime spot in the galaxy of state’s HEI’s.



The Right to Information Act, 2005 has been enacted by the Parliament and has come into force from June 15, 2005. The Act provides for right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities. All universities and colleges established by law made by Parliament or by state legislature or by notification by the appropriate government or owned, controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the government shall come within the meaning of a Public Authority under this Act.

In observance of the Right to Information Act 2005, the following officers are designated as the Public Information Officer, and the Appellate Authority of Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy. They shall perform without fail the duties and responsibilities as envisaged under the Act.

Public Information Officer (PIO)

Dr. N. A. Jojomon, Public Information Officer, (Head of PG Dept of Commerce), Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy, Potta P.O. PIN 680 722, Thrissur District, Kerala, Phone: 0480 2701636 (Office), Mobile: +91 94 46 46 34 91 – email: jojonalpat@yahoo.com

Appellate Authority

Dr. C. C. Babu, (Vice Principal and Pincipal in Charge), Panampilly Memorial Government College, Chalakudy, Potta P.O. PIN 680 722, Thrissur District, Kerala, Phone: 0480 2701636 (Office), Mobile: +91 , Email: pmgcprincipal@gmail.com

Role of Appellate Authority: The Appellate Authority will receive appeals, directly or through the PIO as required under the RTI Act.

Heritage Initiative

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Campus Map

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Succession List of Principals

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College Council

1. Dr. C. C. Babu (Principal in Charge)
2. Dr. N. A Jojomon (Commerce)
3. Sri. Shinto M Kuriakose (Economics)
4. Dr. G. N. Prakash (Mathematics)
5. Sri. Sreekumar S. L. (Political Science)
6. Sri. Sajeevkrishnan M.A.(Computer Science)
7. Dr. Deepa K.S. (English)
8. Dr. Leena Samuel (Hindi)
9. Dr. B. Parvathy (Malayalam)
10. Dr. Biju Lona(Physical Education)
11. Sri. Albert Antony T.(Mathematics)
12. Sri. Thomas Mathew (Economics)
13. Sri. Satheesh K M (Librarian)
14. Sri. Joseph Xavier K (Senior Superintendent)